Milwaukee area dentist Dr. Tony answers the question, “What is a dental emergency and when do I need to seek emergency dental care in Milwaukee or Greenfield?”
Greenfield, WI — September 27, 2018 — Wisconsin Dentist Tony Cigno recently published an article titled, “Urgent Dental Care: What Is It? When Do You Need It?”
Dr. Cigno begins by defining a dental emergency. He explains, “A dental emergency is a broad term used to describe an issue involving the teeth and the importance of seeking immediate attention from a professional.”
Yet, not every oral injury is a true emergency. Sure, there are some things that need to be treated immediately. However, there are others that can wait until regular office hours. The key is knowing which is which, and what to do when.
The first step, explains Dr. Cigno, is doing a self-evaluation and asking yourself a few simple questions that he shares in the article. One of these addresses a severely loose (indicating a broken root or roots) or knocked out tooth.
In either scenario, that is a dental emergency and should be dealt with – and treated – right away. This increases the likelihood that the tooth can be preserved and reinserted by your Milwaukee dentist.
One injury that does not require urgent dental care is a chipped tooth that is not causing severe pain. But, adds Dr. Cigno, it’s important to still be very careful to not make the chip worse and if it’s actually a crack or a fracture, that’s a totally different story.
He elaborates, “A chip in a tooth can usually be fixed by filing it down or adding a filling. On the other hand, cracked or fractured teeth are dental emergencies. These usually mean the damage is coming from inside, out. Fractures can be so extreme that the tooth cannot be saved.”
The entire article can be found here: http://www.cignodental.com/urgent-dental-care-what-is-it-when-do-you-need-it/
About Dr. Tony Cigno
Milwaukee Dentist Dr. Antonio (Tony) Cigno has been practicing dentistry for 25 years. He received a DMD from the Washington University School of Dental Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Cigno is also finishing a Fellowship and Mastership at the Academy of General Dentistry.
Additionally, he has written and published several articles and is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, American Association of Functional Orthodontics, and the International Association of Orthodontics. Dr. Cigno was Wisconsin’s very 1st and Premiere Provider of Fastbraces and one of 10 senior master affiliates in the world.
Committed to continuing education, Dr. Cigno has completed over 600 hours of additional courses in implant dentistry, orthodontics, endodontics, periodontics, fixed prosthodontics, myofascial pain/occlusion and operative dentistry. He also has another 400 hours in interpersonal communication training.